A few weeks ago, I attended Simply Stylist at the Dana Hotel here in Chicago. I wasn’t originally going to go, but I figured I couldn’t pass up a chance to chat with style experts like Joey Maalouf and Corri McFadden – and who wants to miss hearing Damsel in Dior, Sazan Barzani and Catt Sadler talk about how they got started in the industry?
After the panel, I got to chat with some cute blogger babes and stylists based in Chicago – as well as meet some new people who came into town just for the conference. It’s so fun to meet the people behind the blogs and Instagram handles that I’ve come across since entering this funny world.
And what better way to close out a stylish day than with some cocktails?!
I also want to point out these gorgeous earrings that I’m wearing!! My friend Katrina started an amazing company called Marny & Co, and I’m so in awe of her whole concept. We met when we were both living in New York, but once she moved down to Florida she started filling a gap in her jewelry collection by co-designing high quality pieces of jewelry that are made in the USA, but don’t cost a fortune. This led to working with local boutiques and a bunch of awesome charitable causes. In fact, every singleMarny & Co piece gives back by donating a portion of the proceeds to a selected cause. For example, every time someone purchases these 14k gold fill bar earrings with diamonds, they are helping New York City’s Boys and Girls Clubs. How cool is that?!
All of her pieces range from about $45-$150, and you can shop them here!